Grand Mbao, July 16, 2013 – In the spirit of giving associated with the holy month of Ramadan, a U.S. based shoemaker has teamed with a project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide more than 60,000 pairs of shoes to students in daaras across four regions of Senegal.
Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States participated in Senegal’s launch today of a National Child Survival Action Plan as a commitment to save more than 10,000 mothers and children from death by preventable diseases in the next two years.
U.S. President Barak Obama visited Senegal from June 27-29 as part of a three country trip to Africa which also included South Africa and Tanzania. While in Senegal, President Obama toured a Feed the Future Agricultural Technology Marketplace, which presented leading agriculture technologies used by smallholder farmers in West Africa. Five booths, each with a rural marketplace feel, presented a farmer or producer as well as an end user. The booths highlighted food security technologies and products used in Senegal and more broadly throughout West Africa, including improved seed varieties, bio-fortified crops, portable rice mills, virtual technologies and highly nutritious agricultural products.
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, has dedicated a 645-meter anti-salt dike that will allow farmers to cultivate and irrigate more than 250 hectares of previously un-arable farmland in the Kaolack region.
The National Action Plan against Corruption is the first product to be validated and adopted by stakeholders from different sectors of the commission and forwarded to the head of state. As part of its Good Governance program in Senegal, the U.S. Agency for International Development supported the National Commission for the Fight against Corruption and Misappropriation in operationalizing the National Plan for the fight against corruption.
Last updated: November 19, 2014